Tomorrow is National Poem in Your Pocket Day. For 3 years, I’ve been celebrating this day in my media center but not always on the official day. Last year, I shared the details of this event on the GLMA blog. This year, my students will celebrate on Friday April 15 and into Monday April 18th.
I’ve added two new pieces this year. For the first time, we held an original poetry contest in grades Prek-5th grade and 156 students turned in poetry. This contest was to encourage students to prepare original poetry to carry in their pockets instead of only poems written by others.
The second exciting new addition is that our poetry readings will be broadcast online via Adobe Connect. I would like to invite any of you to join our event throughout the day on April 15th or 18th. You might broadcast this live in your media center, share it with teachers who might want to see other students sharing poetry, or simply tune in to see what a live poetry reading might look like.
Please register at the following link and I will email you the link to the Adobe Connect room. I hope to “see” many of you on Friday and Monday as we do some virtual snaps and celebrations for poetry.
Here is our schedule of events:
Poem in Your Pocket Schedule Friday April 15th (Times are EST)
|8:00 AM||Hart 1st|
|12:00 PM||Brink 2nd|
Poem in Your Pocket Schedule Monday April 18th (Times are EST)
|12:00 PM||Wyatt 1st|